Note: A short fiction story inspired by a Bible verse I read recently. Enjoy. Please comment if you'd like to.
The sun was just coming up as two farmers (dearest friends and closest neighbors) were enjoying their daily early-morning phone call.
JOHN: Looks like a pretty day.
SAM: Yep. What are you gonna do today?
JOHN: I think I’ll clean out the gutters. Been a long time since I’ve done that. I also need to trim the shrubbery. Gotta keep the wife happy you know. And she has been after me for weeks to get some of this stuff done.
JOHN: Yeah. I just can’t convince myself to do it today. I’m gonna do some little jobs around here instead. Get them off my mind. Free me up to focus on the planting when I get around to it, probably tomorrow.
SAM: Better do it today; it’s supposed to rain for the next several days.
JOHN: Oh, I doubt it’ll rain. That weatherman is wrong about as often as he’s right.
He who works his land
will have abundant food,
but the one who chases fantasies
will have his fill of poverty.
~Proverbs 28:19, NIV